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Dina Rodrigues et al.
The Science of the total environment, 461-462, 126-138 (2013-05-30)
Silica monoliths have been used for more than half a century in a wide variety of applications, such as stationary phases for microextraction fibers, capillary columns for chromatography, in the encapsulation of biomolecules for affinity chromatography and for microfluidic or
Subin M George et al.
Biomicrofluidics, 9(2), 024116-024116 (2015-05-07)
Electro wetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) digital microfluidics (DMF) can be used to develop improved chemical screening platforms using 3-dimensional (3D) cell culture. Alginate hydrogels are one common method by which a 3D cell culture environment is created. This paper presents a study
Chun-Xia Zhu et al.
Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica, 38(20), 3479-3483 (2014-02-05)
To determine the optimum process for preparing Cinnamomi Cortex oil microspheres based on porous silicon dioxide. After porous silica dioxide adsorbed Cinnamomi Cortex oil, Cinnamomi Cortex oil microspheres were prepared by the dropping method, with sodium alginate as the skeleton
Pranav Joshi et al.
Current protocols in toxicology, 79(1), e66-e66 (2018-11-06)
High-content imaging (HCI) assays on two-dimensional (2D) cell cultures often do not represent in vivo characteristics accurately, thus reducing the predictability of drug toxicity/efficacy in vivo. On the other hand, conventional 3D cell cultures are relatively low throughput and possess
Jose Luis Retes-Pruneda et al.
Environmental technology, 35(13-16), 1773-1784 (2014-06-25)
The goal of this research is to find a more effective treatment for tequila vinasses (TVs) with potential industrial application in order to comply with the Mexican environmental regulations. TVs are characterized by their high content of solids, high values
Rachelle M Kleinberger et al.
Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 33(7), 4295-4304 (2013-08-06)
Micropipette aspiration and confocal fluorescence microscopy were used to study the structure and mechanical properties of calcium alginate hydrogel beads (A beads), as well as A beads that were additionally coated with poly-L-lysine (P) and sodium alginate (A) to form
J L Lázaro-Martínez et al.
Revista de enfermeria (Barcelona, Spain), 36(11), 29-34 (2014-01-11)
High levels of bacterial load have shown a deleterious influence on wound healing. Using antimicrobial dressings can control ulcers' bioburden. The aim of our study was to evaluate the improving of infected diabetic foot ulcers due an alginate's fiber and
Sungjun Yoon et al.
Lab on a chip, 13(8), 1522-1528 (2013-02-22)
The importance of creating a three-dimensional (3-D) multicellular spheroid has recently been gaining attention due to the limitations of monolayer cell culture to precisely mimic in vivo structure and cellular interactions. Due to this emerging interest, researchers have utilized new
Oded Pinkas et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 51, 125-137 (2017-01-23)
Bioadhesives are polymeric hydrogels that can adhere to a tissue after crosslinking and are an essential element in nearly all surgeries worldwide. Several bioadhesives are commercially available. However, none of them are ideal. The main limitation of current tissue adhesives
Hnin-Ei Thu et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 454(1), 99-106 (2013-07-17)
In our previous study, a novel alginate-based bilayer film for slow-release wound dressings was successfully developed. We found that alginate alone yielded poor films; however, the addition of gelatine had significantly enhanced the drug dispersion as well as the physical
Jelena V Milojković et al.
Water research, 141, 163-171 (2018-05-22)
The preliminary assessment of the properties of alginate immobilized aquatic weed Myriophyllum spicatum beads-MsAlg in a multi-element system of nine Serbian lakes water samples was done. Herein, the results obtained in the biosorption experiment with MsAlg contents of twenty-two elements
Saisubramanian Nagarajan et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(15), E1538-E1547 (2014-04-08)
Studies of replicative and chronological lifespan in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have advanced understanding of longevity in all eukaryotes. Chronological lifespan in this species is defined as the age-dependent viability of nondividing cells. To date this parameter has only been estimated under
F Heath Damron et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 195(18), 4020-4036 (2013-06-25)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that can adapt to changing environments and can secrete an exopolysaccharide known as alginate as a protection response, resulting in a colony morphology and phenotype referred to as mucoid. However, how P. aeruginosa senses
Jeffrey W Simkins et al.
Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997), 293, 123-133 (2018-06-26)
19F magnetic resonance has been used in the medical field for quantifying oxygenation in blood, tissues, and tumors. The 19F NMR oximetry technique exploits the affinity of molecular oxygen for liquid fluorocarbon phases, and the resulting linear dependence of 19F
Chang-Gu Lee et al.
Environmental technology, 34(17-20), 2749-2756 (2014-02-18)
The objective of this study was to investigate phosphate removal using magnetic alginate-layered double hydroxide (LDH) composites. The magnetic composites were prepared by entrapping synthetic magnetic iron oxide and calcined Mg-Al LDH in polymer matrix (alginate). Results showed that the
Yan Wang et al.
Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research, 67(10), 2202-2209 (2013-05-17)
Composite flocculants have been extensively studied and applied in recent years in order to improve the water treatment efficiency. In this study, a new composite flocculant prepared by polyaluminum chloride (PAC) and sodium alginate (SA) was used to treat dye
Cuiling Du et al.
Chemistry, an Asian journal, 8(4), 736-742 (2013-02-13)
A reactive template method was used to fabricate alginate-based hydrogel microcapsules. The uniform and well-dispersed hydrogel capsules have a high drug loading capacity. After they are coated by a folate-linked lipid mixture on the surface, the capsules possess higher cell
Bo Xiao et al.
Gastroenterology, 146(5), 1289-1300 (2014-02-08)
Nanoparticles have been explored as carriers of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and might be developed to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Overexpression of CD98 on the surface of colonic epithelial cells and macrophages promotes the development and progression
Christina Monsen et al.
Journal of vascular surgery, 59(1), 145-151 (2013-09-24)
Vacuum-assisted wound closure (VAC) therapy may heal wounds faster than conventional dressings after surgical debridement of perivascular groin infections after vascular surgery. Patients with deep infected wounds (Szilagyi grade III) were surgically revised and left open for secondary healing, then
Li Li et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(5), 929-937 (2013-09-17)
The present study was performed to optimize the formulation of metoprolol succinate (MS) sustained release tablets using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) and sodium alginate (SA) as the matrix combination. After investigating the effects of various parameters on drug release, a 2-factor
Liming Bian et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(25), 10117-10122 (2013-06-05)
Methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels provide a backbone polymer with which mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can interact through several cell surface receptors that are expressed by MSCs, including CD44 and CD168. Previous studies showed that this 3D hydrogel environment supports
Tim N Enke et al.
Current biology : CB, 29(9), 1528-1535 (2019-04-30)
Understanding the principles that govern the assembly of microbial communities across earth's biomes is a major challenge in modern microbial ecology. This pursuit is complicated by the difficulties of mapping functional roles and interactions onto communities with immense taxonomic diversity and
Juan Du et al.
The Plant cell, 32(11), 3576-3597 (2020-09-05)
Pectins are abundant in the cell walls of dicotyledonous plants, but how they interact with other wall polymers and influence wall integrity and cell growth has remained mysterious. Here, we verified that QUASIMODO2 (QUA2) is a pectin methyltransferase and determined
Michael B Ellman et al.
Gene, 524(2), 282-291 (2013-05-07)
Bone-morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP7) is a well-known anabolic and anti-catabolic growth factor on intervertebral disc (IVD) matrix and cell homeostasis. Similarly, Lactoferricin B (LfcinB) has recently been shown to have pro-anabolic, anti-catabolic, anti-oxidative and/or anti-inflammatory effects in bovine disc cells in
Doriane Vesperini et al.
Medical engineering & physics, 48, 68-74 (2017-07-22)
Biomedical applications often require to sort cells according to their physical properties, such as size, density or deformability. In recent years, microfluidics has provided a variety of tools to sort micro-objects. We present here a simple microfluidic device consisting of
Anja Veronovski et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 454(1), 58-66 (2013-07-16)
The presented research was oriented towards the preparation of dry biodegradable alginate aerogels with multi-membranes using a multi-step sol-gel process with potential applications as carriers during oral drug delivery. First alginate spherical hydrogels were formed in CaCl2 or BaCl2 solutions
Tianjia Jiang et al.
Food chemistry, 141(2), 954-960 (2013-06-26)
The effect of a novel alginate/nano-Ag coating material on the preservation quality of shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes) during 4±1°C storage was investigated. The results showed that the alginate/nano-Ag coating had quite a beneficial effect on the physicochemical and sensory quality
Ali Ebrahimi et al.
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 374(1786), 20190077-20190077 (2019-10-08)
Oligosaccharides produced from the extracellular hydrolysis of biological materials can act as common goods that promote cooperative growth in microbial populations, whereby cell-cell aggregation increases both the per capita availability of resources and the per-cell growth rate. However, aggregation can
Tina Jeoh et al.
PloS one, 16(2), e0247171-e0247171 (2021-02-26)
Alginates gel rapidly under ambient conditions and have widely documented potential to form protective matrices for sensitive bioactive cargo. Most commonly, alginate gelation occurs via calcium mediated electrostatic crosslinks between the linear polyuronic acid polymers. A recent breakthrough to form
Qiang Chen et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 130, 199-206 (2015-04-30)
Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique has been developed for the fabrication of antibiotic-loaded PHBV microsphere (MS)-alginate antibacterial coatings. The composite coatings deposited from suspensions with different MS concentrations were produced in order to demonstrate the versatility of the proposed method for
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